noun Date: circa 1530 1. trillium 2. jack-in-the-pulpit

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

(Trillium cernuum)

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  • Wake-robin — Wake rob in, n. (Bot.) Any plant of the genus {Arum}, especially, in England, the cuckoopint ({Arum maculatum}). [1913 Webster] Note: In America the name is given to several species of Trillium, and sometimes to the Jack in the pulpit. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wake-robin — [wāk′räb΄in] n. ☆ 1. TRILLIUM 2. Brit. any of several arums, esp. the cuckoopint …   English World dictionary

  • wake-robin — noun 1. common American spring flowering woodland herb having sheathing leaves and an upright club shaped spadix with overarching green and purple spathe producing scarlet berries • Syn: ↑jack in the pulpit, ↑Indian turnip, ↑Arisaema triphyllum,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • wake-robin — wake′ rob in n. 1) pln cuckoopint 2) pln any of various trilliums of E North American woods • Etymology: 1520–30 …   From formal English to slang

  • wake-robin — /wayk rob in/, n. 1. the cuckoopint. 2. any of various plants belonging to the genus Trillium, native to eastern North America, of the lily family, as T. erectum, having rank smelling purple, yellow, or white flowers. [1520 30] * * * …   Universalium

  • wake-robin — noun 1》 Brit. another term for cuckoo pint. 2》 N. Amer. another term for trillium …   English new terms dictionary

  • wake-robin — n. Nodding trillium (Trillium cernuum) …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • wake-robin — /ˈweɪk rɒbən/ (say wayk robuhn) noun 1. → cuckoopint. 2. any of various other arums or other genera of the family Araceae. 3. any of various plants of North America of the genus Trillium, as T. erectum, a species with ill scented purple, pink, or …   Australian English dictionary

  • early wake-robin — noun a low perennial white flowered trillium found in the southeastern United States • Syn: ↑dwarf white trillium, ↑snow trillium • Hypernyms: ↑trillium, ↑wood lily, ↑wake robin * * * noun : a low perennial white flowered …   Useful english dictionary

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